Gas Prices in S.D. Set Thanksgiving Day High

Despite dropping for 45 straight days, the $3.79 price per gallon is nearly six cents higher than the mark set last year.


The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County has set a Thanksgiving Day record high of $3.79, despite decreasing for 45 consecutive days, including six-tenths of a cent on Thursday.

The previous high for Thanksgiving was $3.732 set last year, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has decreased 93.5 cents over the past 45 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Wednesday, to its lowest amount since July 23. The average price is 3 cents more than one year ago, but 4.3 cents less than one week ago and 64.7 cents lower than a month ago.

The streak of dropping prices is the longest since a 91-day streak from
Sept. 16-Dec. 15 in 2008.

- City News Service

Ed Sorrels November 25, 2012 at 05:50 AM
GAS PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE COMPLETELY ARTIFICAL and Untill the government step's in and breakup the monopoly that the fuel companys hold there will never be a realistic pricing of fuel, America is now the #2 crude exporter in the world and we still suffer from shortages and artifical pricing. No company that produces oil should be allowed to refine oil. And the government should control the export of oil just as most nation's do, China, Russia, And the OPEC nations This is just like when they decontroled bank's and mortgage company's and they became one and the same thing and we all know how that worked out!
Mary November 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Our oil is being dumped on the world market whose prices are set by OPEC. I believe at least 51% of U.S. oil should be sold and priced at actual cost plus profit margins here in the U.S. Would love to see bi-partisan legislation offered with the consumer pressuring Congress to push it through. That would offset companies (like BP and other multinationals) making huge profits by pumping our natural resources and then charging us for the pleasure.
Libi Uremovic November 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM
the 'word' is that the president can't control fuel prices, but clinton kept the price of fuel at buck/gal. by opening our reserves when the prices when up... fuel shot up $2./gal in bush 43's last term ...top prices hit about 6 months before the '08 election... then the prices steadily declined until right after the '08 election... considering the price of fuel is almost $5/gal now - people need to prepare themselves for fuel to hit $6/gal next summer...


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